Watch the Balloons Glow During a Sunset Cruise April 29
The Great Balloon Glow is one of the most beloved and longest-running events of the Derby Festival. This April, you can see it in a whole new way, from the deck of a riverboat! Take a sunset cruise to see the balloons and enjoy the Derby Festival in ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 26, 2022 in Louisville Events
See the Gardens Aglimmer This December
Head to the Waterfront Botanical Gardens this December to see a truly magical holiday display at the botanical gardens. When the gardens are aglimmer, it's an enchanting experience.
This December, the Waterfront Botanical ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on December 13, 2021 in Louisville Events
Have Cookies with Captain Santa December 11
This December, Santa is taking a break from his sled to ride on a historic riverboat instead. After all, that's a fun thing to do when you're visiting Louisville. Santa himself will be on board the Mary M. Miller for cookies and cocoa, not to ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on December 11, 2021 in Louisville Events
Go to the Circus December 3 - 12
This December, the big top is coming to Louisville. The Venardos Circus was created by a former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster. This is the circus without animals and with a little bit of Broadway-style musical numbers thrown in. Doesn't that sound like ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on December 4, 2021 in Louisville Events
Shop at the First Mate's Market November 27
Skip Black Friday and all the other post-Thanksgiving shopping madness at the crowded stores. Instead, go browse for unique, interesting items at the First Mate's Market. This November, go shopping for the holidays on the historic Belle of ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 24, 2021 in Louisville Events
Compete in the Derby City Trifecta August 15
Have you got what it takes to swim the Ohio River, go biking down a scenic shore and then run for 5k? Do you know that you don't want to do that stuff but wouldn't mind seeing others attempt it? Join in on the fun of the Derby City Trifecta!
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 10, 2021 in Louisville Events
Have Pizza on the River This July
You probably know that Louisville has an amazing waterfront in the downtown area, with lots of different attractions to enjoy. But Louisville’s waterfront actually extends through many different neighborhoods and great food is one of the most ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on July 15, 2021 in Louisville Events
Walk Through the Waterfront Gardens This May
The days of snow and rain and cold are finally coming to an end. Louisville is in bloom again. The sun is shining. It’s a great time to go visit one of the city’s beautiful gardens. So this May, walk through the Waterfront Botanical ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 12, 2021 in Louisville Events
Challenge Yourself Along the Waterfront This February
Put your body and your mind to the test this February with Checkpoint Challenges, a special course along the waterfront that will help you find out what you're capable of. You'll solve challenges, push yourself to your limits and hopefully, have a ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on February 21, 2021 in Louisville Events
Celebrate Music at the Grateville Dead Festival July 24
If you’re a fan of the Grateful Dead, the Grateville Dead Festival is definitely for you. Head to the waterfront this July to enjoy music, food and fun. You can wear a mask, bring your hand sanitizer and maintain your distance while ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on July 19, 2020 in Louisville Events
Practice Tai Ji in the Gardens July 16
Try a little Tai Ji at the Waterfront Botanical Gardens this July. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you get into a more serene state of mind. Tai Ji is a slow-motion, low-impact workout that is meditative and relaxing. After everything ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on July 16, 2020 in Louisville Events
Visit Lincoln at Waterfront Park This April
Take a little walk down by the river this April to go visit one of Louisville's most famous former residents, Abraham Lincoln himself. There's a large memorial to the former president at Waterfront Park. If you haven't seen if or even if you have, ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 16, 2020 in Louisville Events
Go for a Jog Along the Waterfront This April
Get out in the beautiful April weather and get out of the house for a little while. Head to the waterfront for a jog. Start at the Lincoln Memorial, past the Big Four Lawn and the famous Brown-Forman Amphitheater. You'll see breathtaking views as ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 12, 2020 in Louisville Events
Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Louisville October 4
Put on your walking shoes, and take a guided tour through beautiful downtown Louisville this October. Louisville's downtown area is full of the most modern buildings and some of the most beautiful historic buildings. It’s a neighborhood ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on October 2, 2018 in Louisville Events
Break Ground at the Waterfront Botanical Gardens September 15
One of Louisville’s newest beautiful projects, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, is finally underway. Go celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony on the water this September, and go see this amazing site for yourself before it changes completely ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on September 14, 2017 in Louisville Events
Run with the Night Nation August 26
You’ve probably been to a music festival before, but you’ve also probably never seen one like the Night Nation Run. It’s known as the world’s first running music festival, and it’s a totally different experience. Enjoy ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 25, 2017 in Louisville Events
Go Mountain Biking May 31
Go for a ride along the river this May, but don't expect it to be a breeze through the park. This is mountain biking, and this is going to be some serious riding. Expect to burn some calories as you race along. And remember, the faster you go the ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 30, 2017 in Louisville Events
Eat Hearty at the Derby Chow Wagon
The Chow Wagon is always one of the highlights of the Derby season in Louisville, and this year it’s back. Go to Waterfront Park on the river, and go help celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports.
Food and Fun
The Kentucky Derby is ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 28, 2017 in Louisville Events
Walk Down Christmas Tree Lane November 29
What waterfront? During the holiday season, Louisville’s amazing Waterfront Park becomes Christmas Tree Lane. Walk among the trees and find all sorts of holiday decorations that will turn your home into a winter wonderland this season.
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 28, 2016 in Louisville Events
Unwind at the Forecastle Festival July 15 - 17
For three days, Waterfront Park will host the lively Forecastle Festival. It’s a celebration of art, music, bourbon and fun itself. Forecastle in an old maritime term that refers to the part of the ship where the crew would gather to blow off ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on July 15, 2016 in Louisville Events